Tina Nguyen

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Motorola Droid Ultra review: a phone that doesn't need to exist

After roughly nine months of almost complete radio silence, Google-owned Motorola suddenly sprang into action by announcing four devices in the space of eight days. The lineup of new smartphones included the much-hyped Moto X and a fresh crop of Droid-branded handsets for Verizon. Interestingly …

Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

On May 31st, president Barack Obama strolled into the bright sunlight of the Rose Garden, covered from head to toe in the slime and ooze of the …

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Galaxy Note 2: Big phones fight in video

Now Playing: Watch this: Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Galaxy Note 2<p>3:21<p>Sony's spangly new Xperia Z Ultra is a ludicrously huge new smart phone, ready to …

Fly Or Die: Divvy

As photo-sharing truly hits its stride, an entire ecosystem is born around it. But what is creation without consumption? That’s what Divvy is all about.<p>We met the folks behind Divvy at the TC Meetup + Pitch-Off. At its core, the app aggregates all your photos from Facebook and Instagram (Twitter, …

iOS 7 is the essence of less

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.<p>And if simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.<p>The most powerful man in the room doesn’t need a loud voice. The securely rich don’t need to flaunt their wealth. The cool kids are the ones who aren’t trying to be cool. …

Firefox add-on warns internet users of the dark side of the NSA

Dark Side of the Prism from Justin Blinder on Vimeo.<p>Privacy-conscious fans of Pink Floyd may never use the internet in the same way again.<p>A new …

The next version of Android will be aimed at low-end phones and emerging markets

Google’s Android mobile operating system, which powers the majority of smartphones on the planet, may be about to go on a crash diet that will shrink it to a size it hasn’t been since 2010. The results could be a leaner, faster mobile operating system that reinvigorates older Android phones and …

Crisis Of Confidence Could Spur Flight From US Tech

The dream is over. The era of US tech dominance in everything from servers, to routers, to the cloud is facing a crisis of confidence that could have far reaching impact. Trust is the basis of all commerce and the rapid realization that companies such as ATT, Sprint, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and …

Microsoft Office Comes to the iPhone With Some Stipulations

This article was written on an iPhone. And not just in any app, but in Microsoft Office.<p>After a long wait, Microsoft released today Office Mobile for …

If you’re hiding something from the US government, using Microsoft products may be a bad idea

In 2007, the Washington Post wrote about the happy collaboration between Microsoft and the US’s National Security Agency. “When Microsoft introduces its long-awaited Windows Vista operating system this month,” the story began, “it will have an unlikely partner to thank for making its flagship …

iPhone Phablet on the way? Apple is exploring bigger iPhones with up to 5.7″ screens

While we’ve been hearing quite a bit about Apple’s plans for a cheaper iPhone over the past few months, the company’s plans to go bigger have been more cloudy.<p>Now it sounds like Apple aims to go into phablet territory, a term for giant smartphones over 5-inches that may as well be tablets. Apple is …

The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know the Government Knows About You

Reactions to the news this week that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting phone and online data on millions of Americans have featured a mix of anxiety and outrage over the scary Big Brother tactics used in this "astounding" new scandal.<p>A smaller subset of commentators have …

Three Reasons The Economy Is Sicker Than You Think

Some economic indicators are showing signs of life, but real growth, it seems, is getting harder to find.<p>To recap the, er, good news:<p>— Home prices are up 10% from a year ago.<p>— Car and light truck sales climbed 7%.<p>— New jobless claims are at a 5-year low (though the unemployment rate is still a …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …